Sonorous animal of some description on which no label can be pinned, Salomé Perli is a profoundly endearing and accomplished artist. Born in France and settling in Montréal in order to further her composition and sound engineering skills, this multi-instrumentalist thrives on interdisciplinarity, creating several performances merging electroacoustic music, dance and visual arts. As singer-songwriter, Perli will release her first album Dissonante later this year, in which she explores her own vulnerability in a purely acoustic way.
Since graduating from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2015, Stefania Skoryna notably performed with Mélanie Demers and Martin Messier. Through sheer initiative, she choreographed events for MMFA, Jardin Botanique and Monument-National. She collaborated with the likes of Ensemble Volte, presented her piece Ellipses at Danses Buissonnières 2019 and co-signed multidisciplinary creations BEATS and Fall. Her involvement playing a key role in her practice, she has been teaching for ten years, introduced mentoring at EDCM and cofounded Nous Sommes L’Été, organizing summer dance laboratories in Montréal and Québec since 2014.
A Musical Computing graduate, Jules Roze builds bridges across art, science and technique. He presented his works in such venues as Seoul’s Arario Museum, the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Krakow’s Photon Foundation and the Satosphere in Montréal.
Salomé Perli FR/QC — TSUNAMI
TSUNAMI is an immersive multidisciplinary performance combining music, dance and visual art. Symbolizing the element of water in perpetual motion, TSUNAMI invites us to dive into the heart of our vulnerability, allowing us to appreciate all its internal and external variations. Like this natural and devastating phenomenon, the piece submerges us in varied aquatic sound textures (from hydrophones manipulated in real time) that contrast with the wild unpredictability of the no-input. The generative visuals underline the marine undulations created by the performers, whose bodies express themselves in a raw and organic form. Like the earth's seismic activity, whose behavior remains unpredictable by a human being, TSUNAMI invites the spectators to let go and reconnect with the living: perhaps this natural disaster is only the fruit of an incessant movement of life, which runs through us with its poetry at every moment to definitely transform us.
French-born Montréal-based artistic director and sound engineer Salomé Perli, alongside choreographer Stefania Skoryna, visual artist Jules Roze, performers Raphaëlle Renucci, Vicky Gélineau and Audray Julien and staging and dramaturgy advisor Alice Tixidre.
Dissonante (2021), Ce Rêve (2019)
Manifesting the raw strength of the phenomenon that bears its name, TSUNAMI submerges audiences with waves of aquatic sound textures and undulating visuals generated by the performers.